Dental Cleanings & Prevention

Teeth Cleaning and Preventive Dentistry

dental examinationThe best way to help you enjoy a beautiful smile is to help you keep your smile free of disease. Our preventive care program helps you keep your teeth and gums healthy and provides you with preventive dental cleanings every 6 months at our Long Island dentist office.

Comprehensive Patient Exams

Early diagnosis is key to minimizing dental treatments and keeping your cost of care low. Dr. Shapiro closely examines all aspects of your mouth at each and every visit. We screen for tooth decay, wear to existing restorations, your bite relationship, TMJ disorders and much, much more.

Preventive Dental Cleanings

Most of our healthy Smithtown patients benefit from a professional dental cleaning every 6 months. During these prophylactic visits, our Registered Dental Hygienists will remove calcified tartar and stain particles from your teeth. They will also discuss any oral hygiene concerns that they see and provide you with tips to care for your teeth at home.

Periodontal Assessments

Screening for gum disease is a key part of your preventive care, as periodontal infections can increase your risk of heart attack, stroke, and many other health conditions. We will walk you through the entire exam and explain our findings to you.

Bite Splints and Occlusal Guards

Do you clench or grind your teeth? Bruxism can cause broken teeth, worn restorations and even TMJ disorder. Wearing a custom nightguard or bite splint can prevent these problems and help you avoid complications such as headaches.

Digital Dental X-Rays

dental exam with digital x-raysDigital radiographs enhance our ability to detect complications of your smile. These x-rays allow us to see areas that are not visible during your clinical exam and are an important part of your preventive care.

If it has been longer than 6 months since your last dental check-up, call The Center for Cosmetic Dentistry today to schedule your preventive cleaning and exam dentist appointment at our Smithtown office, conveniently located for all of the Long Island area.

Keep up on your routine exams and cleanings to avoid the need for more serious dental treatments such as a tooth extraction.